Gymnastics sets team-score record

Alexis Durkee, Sports Writer

The UW Oshkosh gymnastics team wrapped up the regular season on a high note.

Ranked No. 7 in the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association, the Titan gymnastics team moves on to the postseason with the second highest score in the Division III competition.
The Titans carry on their impressive streak after establishing a school record during their 191.850-190.65 victory over defending champion Warhawks in Whitewater last Saturday.
UWO had four top-six finishers in the uneven bars and in the floor exercise, while also tallying 16 individual scores of 9.5 or better.

Jessica Bernardo won the all-around competition with a score of 37.925. Bailey Finin owned the floor exercise with a score of 9.675, and Kaira Hammond placed first on the balance beam with a figure of 9.825, marking season bests for all three individual winners.

Titan senior Bailey Finin, who was a part of the team when the Titans set the previous school record in 2017, said the team only wants to get better.

“The feeling of setting a school record is incredible,” Finin said. “It can be challenging to set a school record at a regular season dual, but this team just keeps striving for more.“
The Titans posted their record score versus their conference rival UW-Whitewater.

Finin said her positivity heading into this week comes from her teammates and recent performances.

“It feels great to have earned my season-best score the week before regionals,” Finin said. “It just gives me more confidence heading into this weekend. Each meet is an opportunity to perform at my best, and it’s such a blessing to be able to put it all on the floor with the best teammates supporting me.”

The Titans will begin the postseason this Saturday in Menominee where they will be competing in the WIAC/NCGA West Regional Championships.